FREUDIAN SLIP

As I stood in the kitchen, after waking up, I meant to say to myself,

I’ll be so glad when this cold (weather) is over.

Instead, I said,

“I’ll be so glad when this Digital Age is over.”

As if this were just a temporary spell–not a permanent hell.

If it weren’t for this Digital Age, this assault on Southern American history, heritage, and culture–this cultural genocide–wouldn’t be happening.

Because there would be no Facebook, or other such social media.  So there would be no pictures of souvenir-sized Confederate battle flags–held by some killer driven by mindless, misplaced rage–to incite such mindless, misplaced rage in an entire nation.

And if it weren’t for this Digital Age, this mindless addiction to mobile devices wouldn’t be happening.

Because there would be no cellular technology–so no mobile devices, in the first place.

And there would be no Digital-Age slaughter on roads and highways in the State of Florida (or anywhere else in the world where there are no laws to stop this willful distracted driving).

Because there would be no cellular technology–so no mobile devices by which drivers could murder their fellow human beings, and not even be charged with a crime.

I want the Eighties back, the Seventies back, the Sixties back–or any decade or century or millennium before this goddamned Digital Age.

“I’ll be so glad when this Digital Age is over.”

I wish to God it were that simple–that this were something that would simply end tomorrow.

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